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27 July 2017

Unilabs to acquire Scientific Clinical Laboratories

Geneva, Emirate of Dubai, 27th July 2017. Unilabs today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a share of Scientific Clinical Laboratories (SCL) for an undisclosed amount. Established in 1990, SCL has been providing highly-specialised laboratory services in the UAE, with a strong brand recognition and a leading market position.

With the acquisition of SCL, Unilabs will strengthen its portfolio of diagnostic services in the Middle East and gain access to UAE’s local healthcare market.  

Fernando de Górgolas, General Manager International Business at Unilabs, said: “With its emphasis on high-quality and excellent customer service, SCL is the perfect partner for Unilabs to expand in the region and to develop additional growth opportunities, such as outsourcing”. Amaury Lachaud, Unilabs’ responsible for the Middle East, said “we will start working with Mohammed and his skilled team at SCL to combine our companies’ strengths and bring exceptional laboratory services to UAE’s patients and healthcare professionals.” 

Mohammed K. Daoud, CEO of SCL, said: “The aim of this partnership is to add value to the industry through provision of dynamic and innovative diagnostic services by combining both the regional expertise of SCL with the long standing and international experience of Unilabs. We are positive that this union will further escalate our current rapid growth into the region.”

The finalisation of the deal is subject to approval by the relevant regulatory authorities.


For further information or to arrange an interview with Unilabs, please contact Pauline Kropp at media@unilabs.com or +41 22 909 77 94 



With over 196 laboratories and 44 imaging units and a broad catalogue of more than 2,500 diagnostic tests, Unilabs is a leading European provider of clinical laboratory testing and medical diagnostic imaging services. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland the Unilabs Group serves private and public healthcare providers, local governments, pharmaceutical companies and the general public. The company employs more than 6,800 people worldwide, successfully operates laboratory and medical diagnostic imaging facilities in 14 countries, and generates annual revenues of €790m in 2016. 

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About Scientific Clinical Laboratories (SCL)

SCL is a private referral laboratory dedicated to provide patients with the highest standards in all types of human testing. Our goals and ambitions are in delivering a professional and high level of service to our customers around the region through our highly dedicated team of medical experts. The laboratory operates under stringent internationally recognized policies and procedures to maintain credibility and accuracy in testing. SCL provides more than a vast number of tests and test combinations, ranging from routine tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays. All SCL investigations are continuously monitored by External Quality Assurance Program to assure the promise given to all valued clients. SCL Mission: Striving to be partner of choice for the regions healthcare providers through the provision of innovative and quality diagnostic services.

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